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THE ( LMAITA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , MAllHl 18 , IflOL-TWENTY PAC3ES. 3
NEW YORK AGAINST CHICAGO
Demand for Indian Supply Depots that May
Land a Branch in Omaha ,
CHAIRMAN HOLMAN ON THE. MATTER
If Tlirro ATP Only Two Onmlin Will
< let Xnnc-Ilnto Atrrccr Tlilnkn IIli
I'liui for n Thlr.l Will
WASHINGTON BUREAU OP TUB BEE ,
CIA Fourteenth Street ,
WASHINGTON , March 17.
tClinlrmnn Holmnn of tlin house committee
on Indian affairs Is wabbling upon the sub
ject of establishing n branch Indian supply
depot nt Oinnhn. .He Bald today that as be
tween the proportion to abolish the depot In
New York and locating It In Omaha , ho
would favor the retention of the New York
establishment. Representative Mercer , who
has been making a canvass of the house , said
to The Ueo correspondent this afternoon that
ho believed complications would arise from
the agitation to abolish the depot. In Now
York and establish one In Omaha as would
result In the retention of the New York
depot , as well as the one In Chicago , and the
establishment of n third one at Omaha. In
other words , ho believed that the men who
are Interested In Now York and Chicago , In
order to preserve their Interests , would be
forced to vote for the establishment of a new
branch Indian supply depot at Omaha.
URGING A LONG CAMPAIGN.
Republicans In congress arc almost unani
mously In favor of an exhaustive campaign
for the election of their successors this year.
Ordinarily men who secure a rcnomlnatlon
easily and have such a large majority as to
Insure re-election without much effort , favor
a short campaign. This year , however , the
conditions arc regarded by the republicans
ns unusually propitious for a campaign of
Members of the republican campaign con
gressional committee say laborers , mechanics
and farmers voted the democratic or popu
list ticket In 1802 under misapprehension ,
and that although they now keenly appre
ciate their mistake It will take time to
have them all understand the details of their
error. They are iot ) satlsIliMl with simply
proving that prospective free trade through
the Wilson bill has paralyzed business and
thrown millions of men and women out of
employment.They want to have tlmo
to sufficiently , explain the underlying prin
ciples of economic questions and foreign and
domestic markets In connection with the
llnanclal polllccs of the parties In the Held.
It Is conceded that the silver question has
been eliminated from Die Issues , which will
cut a prominent figure. In the approaching
campaign. The tariff. Income taxes and
foreign markets , the latter embracing re
ciprocity , will bo the Issues which will test
the strength of the various parties. The
advocacy of early nominations Is largely
with a view to reaching the fanners , who
must hear and rend speeches and study the
fundamental principles of policies. Free sil
ver Is now the only distinctive policy of the
populists. In everything else they are bour
bon democrats. Their representatives In
congress arc all tails to the democratic kite.
The populist Influence , more than anything
else , has led to the destruction of pro
tection to farming Interests. While demand
ing free trade against manufacturers the
populists have had to take free trade for the
QEORGIA'S INVALID SENATOR.
From" his Invalid's chair In the senate
chamber Alfred Holt Colqultt has carded the
democrats of Georgia that hea \ a candidate
lor re-election to the United States senate.
Senator Colqultt's term expires on the 3rd
of next March. The old minister-senator ,
jwlo and emaciated , docs not look as though
ho could live out another term If ho should
bo chosen for six moro years by the Georgia
legislature. For two years now Senator Col
qultt has been taken to and from and about
the capltol In an Invalid's chair. Ho cannot
walk. Some organic trouble has so Impaired
Ms locomotion and reduced his physical
strength that ho can scarcely turn over his
X'jody. Senator Colqultt Is ono of the purest
md best men In public life. IIo will bo CO
years old next month. Ho was a major In
the Mexican war , was n colonel In the con
federate army during the rebellion and won
Ms way to a brigadier generalship by his
gallantry. Ho has had a long and brilliant
service In publlo life , comhrg up through the
Georgia legislature to the governorship of
that state and serving In the lower house of
congress before ho was Inducted Into the
United States senate In 1883.
Senator Colqultt has been a minister and
a temperance orator. He was ono of those
who led the temperance crusade In the
the state of watermelons a few years ago
and secured actual prohibition , and finally
Implanted local option upon n safe footing.
Georgia's three greatest statesmen In the
lost quarter of a century were during the
( losing years of their career confirmed In
valids , and wore wheeled about upon the
floors ot congress and through the corridors
riders of the capltol In Invalid chairs. First
there was that great and brainy llttlo man ,
Alexander II. Stephens , who was the most
potential power In the house during a period
of many years and up to about a decade
ago , when ho died. Ho was u punny llttlo
man , and was unable to walk during his
last two or three , or possibly four , years
service In the house. Ho was once a bril
liant orator , but was wise In party leader
ship and nonpartlsan legislation. When
ho addressed the house a page would wheel
his chair down Into the semi-circle In front
of the speaker's desk. Hero the llttlo old
man would plpo out with his weak and
high-keyed voice words which were eagerly
caught up by the great leaders on both
sides ot the chamber. Members flocked
about him llko boys listening to , a parent's
story or examining some great curio. Every
member ot the house treated him with the
greatest possible deference. Ho could
speak whenever ho wished and his time ;
was extended without limit.
To take up the succession ot Georgia In
valids In congress , "Undo Joe" Brown , the
great railroad magnate and millionaire , be
came a confirmed Invalid two years before ho
retired from the senate , which was not many
months slnco. Strange , but ho was wheeled
around the senate In the name sort of
chair and occupied about the sumo position
on the floor of the chamber which now
characterize Senator Colqultt. If Senator
Colqultt should not be re-elected there will
no doubt bo a shudder constantly passing
over hla successor and Senator Gordon ,
who will fear that the hand of fate will
smite them Into that Invalid's chair.
MORE TROUBLE FOR THE COLO.N'EL ,
Amid the reports put In circulation today Is
ono that at the conclusion of the Pollnrd-
Brecklnrldgo breach of promise suit Mrs.
Brecklnrldgo will file a bill for divorce
from her husband , because It has already
been proven that he continued his relations
with Miss Pollard some weeks after Ma
secret marriage In New York. There Is a
good deal of speculation as to who Is paying
the expenses ot the prosecution , which must
aggregate some thousands ot dollars. Colonel
Drecklnrldgo charges his political rivals with
defraying the expenses. Others , say the
Masons In Kentucky are paying them , while
others assert that Dr. Drlggs , tha eminent
Presbyterian , who was recently tried for
heresy and severely arraigned by Colonel
Brecklnrldge , In putting up the expenses ,
There Is probably not a single disinterested
person In Washington tonight who docs not
believe that a Judgment will bo secured
against Breckinrtdgc , Under the law hero ,
his secret marriage to his present wlfo prior
to public admission of his engagement to
Mlis Pollard docs not affect the merits of
the prosecution ,
MAY VETO BLAND'S BILL.
An Impression began to grow today that
President Cleveland may after all veto the
Bland silver seigniorage bill. A number ot
New York bankers have called upon the
president during the past twenty-four hours
nd urged him to veto the measure. They
represent that when the lust Issue of bonds
was purchased Secretary Carlisle made a
solemn promise that there should bo no sil
ver legislation , naming the seigniorage prop ,
usltlon among others , and nothing done by
congreba which might Injure the value of the
bonds , Ex-Comptroller of Currency llvpburu
Is At tlo h ad at Uiu 0 UuUou * ud he * * ld
Our Importation of Spring Gloves
KELLEY , STI&ER & Co. la
THU "TRHFOUSSE. " as in the past , is in
. Special Baetei" Di'Qplay great demand. All the new Spring shaJea
and styles inbutton ( length
- Splendid Bargains in Silks. of Spring Capes Jackets Silks REDS , TANS , NAVIES ,
, , , GREENMOD2S , OLD 21033 , Eto.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY MONDAY TO Dress Goods Glovesand Laces See our splciulkl assortment of SUHDK
BUY THE HE3T DRESS GOODS AND ,
SILKS. MOUSQU1TAIRU , 8-button lentil Gloves ,
Spring Capes and Jackets
INDIA SILKS. BEST STYLES , GOOD SILK.
commences This silk retails Monday generally morning. at Come CSc. early. Sale 390 ill tlio Latest Shades.
We received Saturday a large line of ladles' .
BLACK JAPANESE SILK , a leader , at. . SOc w capes and Jackets , which goes on sale Mon-
" V'-t. . day morning at exceptionally low prices. Party Gloves
BLACK MORIi : SILK Imported.
In the largest varieties and colors at the
BLACK MORIE SILK-rJust received over Ladles' capes , made of broadcloth , hand
twenty new styles to choose from. WHITE SOc skirt and Tsttot sleeve , the very latest : $ B.OO
VERY LOWEST PRICES
HABUTA1 WASH SILK , BEST GRADE. . . price ,
'COLORED JAPANESE SILKS Bargains. . . Ladles' in brown , medulm '
capes only length
braid and , beautifully price trimmed with ? $8.00 'Z/aces. / .
PINE NOVELTY SPRING
STYLES JUST IN. Come Monday. They 78c THE VERY LATEST NOVELTIES
sell rapidly. BLACK FRENCH SERGE , JUST RECEIVED ,
40 INCHES WIDE Ladles' capes In black only , neatly trimmed $7.00 comprising J\
with-handsome applique work , extra value : CREME , ECRU AND 11UTTER ' 'iil l
85c I'OINT DE GENE
ENGLISH DIAGONAL , 48 INCHES.
AND I'OINT DE VENICE
Ladles' capes made of fine broadcloth and Laces and Insertions to match.
6Oc handsomely braided shield front , shades 1 $8.50 BLACK CREME , ECRU AND I1UTTER ,
BATISTE , BEST QUALITY FRENCH. black and brown , only . RICH SILK , POINT DE VENISE ,
POINT DE GENE ,
POINT I1RUGES AND POINT I10URDON.
SCOTCH SUITINGS NEW EFFECTS JUSTIN Ladles' fine clay diagonal Jackets , with full
IN skirt and Tlsttot sleeve , the very latest $7.00 LACES AND INSERTIONS TO MATCH.
prlco ; Beautiful new matched sots In
POINT DE PARIS VALENCIENNES
. 6Oc LOUIS XIV VALENCIENNES
STORM SERGES FOR MONDAY.
Ladles ' fine broadcloth Jackets , double $500 1'LATT OR ANTIQUE VALENCIENNES
breasted , tight fluting , colors , blue , to ITALIAN VALENCIENNES
in.r. sirrc brown and black , all prices , from . $20.00
BEST GRADE AND STYLES IN NOVELTY $3. 15 NEW TORCHON MEDICI AND SMYRNA
AND CLOTH EFFECTS FOR SPRING. . . . in * , , LACES ' ' >
We also show Monday our full line of ladies'
SEE OUR FRENCH CHALLIES THE 6Oe .wrappers and homo dresses , In satins , UP oideries.
VERY BEST GRADE ginghams and percales ; prices from
NEW CAMURIC , NAINSOOK AND SWISS
MATCHED SET P3MBROIDERIES
In the beautiful now open empire lace effects.
Notice some of these goods displayed in Show .Windows Latest Don't fall to see them.
Novelties in Veilin _ os
CHOICE NOVELTIES IN CUT SET AND . _
Cor. Farnam SPANGLED
I"1 - Edges , rich bunds and ruflled effects to match
and 18th FROM 12'iC TO $5.00 A YARD.
, Sts. LfTJ : ALL AT PRICES THAT WILL PLEASE
THE CLOSEST BUYERS.
today that he believed President Cleveland
would make good Secretary Carlisle's prom
ise and veto the Bland bill.
F. B. Lawrence of Omaha Is at the St.
Representative Melklcjotm started this
afternoon for New York , where ho goes on
personal business. Ho will return in tlmo
to bo in his scut in the house on Monday
Colonel and Mrs. Guy V. Henry enter
tained at breakfast at Fort Mpycr quite n
company who drove over to the fort In tlmo
to witness the drill. Among the guests were
Mrs. Joseph Carey of Wyoming , Mrs. Charles
Gibson , Mrs. and Miss Blackburn , Senator
and Mrs. Manderson , Mrs. Logan , Mrs.
Tucker and Senator Squire.
PERRY S. HEATH.
YKSTKKUAV IN CONttKKSS.
on the I/ntu Congressman Knot-lift
of Ohio I'riiiioniu-fd In the HOIIHI * .
WASHINGTON , March 17. The house con
tinued Its work today , notwithstanding the
fact that this was St. Patrick's day. ( Julie
a number of members wore sprigs of sham
rock upon their coats.
At the opening of the session Mr. Rellly
of Pennsylvania , chairman of the committee
on Pacific railroads , rose to a question of
privilege with regard to the resolution In
troduced by Mr. Boatner yesterday , Instruct
ing the president to employ special counsel to
bring suit against the Union Pacific. The
resolution , at Mr. Boatncr't ) request , had
been referred to the Judiciary committee.
Mr. Rellly thought it should properly be re-
referred to his committee.
Mr. Bailey made the point of order that
Mr. Reilly hud not been authorized by his
committee to move the change of reference.
The chair sustained the point of order.
The senate amendments to the house bill
to charter the Iowa and Nebraska Pontoon
Bridge company and to construct a high
wagon brldgo at Sioux City , la. , were agreed
to. The house then went Into the commit
tee of the whole and the consideration of
the sundry civil appropriation bill was re
The amendments to the appropriations for
the Missouri rlvor commission , which were
pending when the house adjourned yester
day , were postponed until Monday.
Mr. Heed , madoithe point of order against
the amendment governing the fees of clerks
of United States courts as not gcrmain.
The chair sustained the point of order.
Mr Bowers of California offered an
amendment to the appropriation of $20,000
for special counsel to old district attorneys
BO as to provide that $5,000 ot this bo ex
pended in the employment of special counsel
In the case of the Southern Pacific railroad
to set aside United States patents now pend
ing nt Los Angeles.
The chair ruled the amendment out of
order on the ground that It changed ex
isting laws. The committee then arose.
A resolution authorizing the enlisted men
of the nriny and navy to wear a badge on
publlo occasions , on motion of Mr. Outh-
walte , was agreed to. Then , at 2:30 : , In
accordance with the- provision of a special
order , the remainder of the day was devoted
to eulogies upon thu Ufa and character of
the late Representative W. H , Enochs of
01' tiltUVT IMPOItTANOK.
Ciuti Pending lloforothe I.iiml Olllco Whlrli
Afft'i-tB Tucniim Property.
WASHINGTON , March 17. Another * step
was taken today In the case at the state
of Washington against John G. McBrlde ,
which U perhaps the most Important case
over before the general land olllce. The con
troversy arose over the application for a
mineral placer claim , valued at between
$3,000,000 and $4,000,000. There are nix
locations , each covering twenty acres , on
claims made by right of discovery In Sep
tember , 1889 , by M. Topllff , G. P. Topllff ,
Reed O. McLean , F. T. Crowex , M. l-ai-Un
and M. Gorger , who subsequently sold their
claims to McBrlde. The attorney general of
the stuto filed a protest against the applica
tion , alleging that all thu section on which
entry wan nought U state property , that the
land contained no valuable mineral deposits ,
but was wanted as city property , as it Joins
Tiiconm , while McBrlde asserted that gold
existed In paying quantities , entitling him
to the property.
Secretary Smith today held that a hearing
Is necessary to determine the value niul ex
tent of the alleged depo | ts , and orders a
thorough prospecting of the land , A special
t tbi U run ut .Mill be fireseut ut
this Investigation , and the case has been
made special to secure an early settlement.
What the Washington Lawyers Think of the
WASHINGTON , Jlnrch 17. The Brcckln-
rldBe-J'olhuil breach of promise and seduc
tion cuce hud a rest in court today , but the
sensational developments ot the past two
days were discussed In every place. The
day was Bpent by the attorneys on each
side In consultation with their clients.
Among the people connected with the
courts thrre Is quite a little gossip and dls-
cusHlon concerning the expenses connected
with the trial , for It Is one ot the most
costly stilts tor both parties that has been
tried here for years. There Is on both slden
a number of lawyers who arc accustomed
to obtain large 'awatd.s for their services.
Judge WIlHon has been considered the
leader of the local bar. Mr. Calderon Car
lisle , while u youiiK man , 1 alxo an attor
ney of exceptional ability and Is accus
tomed to receive heavy fees. One witness
for Miss Pollard wan summoned from Col
orado , while heavy traveling' expenses and
counsel fees were Incuired In taking the
deposltloiiM , numbering about fifty. The
stenographers' fees ) alone amount to nearly
$1,000. While Miss Pollard Is not supposed
to have much money , she must have Influ
ential friends who arc Interested In the
Senators of that 1'nltli Meet and Talk OUT
the Tar iff Hill.
WASHINGTON , March 17. If the present
program remains unchanged the tariff bill
will be reported to the Benate on Tuesday
next and debate will begin on the bill on
Monday , Apt 11 2. After the full committee
adjourned today at 4 o'clock the democratic
member * ) held a consultation among them
selves , Secretary Carlisle being present for
the ptliiio.se of deciding upon what change ; *
they Miould recommend. They devoted the
greater part of the time to the sugar .sched
ule , hut did nut reach a roncIuHlon as to
whether any change should bo mntle. The
question , however , IIIIH been reopened and
a fuither change Is not unlikely. Determi
nation of this matter was postponed until
Monday morning , when the democratic
inembeis will decide definitely beforu ic-
portliiK to the full committee.
The whisky tax has not been changed ,
nor has the Income tax , but there huvo
been neveial small changes In other sched
ules. Republican members of the commit
tee have had their way In many cases with
the administrative features of the bill , and
one of them expressed himself tonight us
very well satisfied with this part of It.
"MIC. .MANDii : < SON OlMKCTKl ) .
Hit IVclK that Attorneys In the Patent Odin ,
( iiuolli ) Cusn Arn Impertinent ,
AVABHINGTON , March 17. The printing
committee of the senate this morning re
sumed the Investigation of alleged Irregu-
lailtles In the printing contract for the Pat
ent Olllce Gazette. Senator Manderson
took u hand In the examination , and during-
the course * of the Investigation the attor
neys asked certain questions which did not
meet Mr , Miindeison's views and he. said :
"If any further questions uic > to be asked
here by an attorney that reflect upon my
questions , either he v.111 leave the room or
1 will , "
Ex-Auditor Day attempted to say some-
thin ; , ' further when Senator Manderson
turned upon him and said : "I don't want
you to pass strictures upon my questions ,
and 1 won't have It. "
Senator Gorman interposed to say that
the questions It was desired to uslc must
first be submitted to thu committee In writ-
Nothing new was developed and thu com
mittee adjourned subject to call.
Clcurg mid ClgarntlvH ,
WASHINGTON , March 17.-The finance
committee decided today to change the In.
ti > rnal revenue tobacco Kchedulo of the tar
iff bill so as to restore the provisions of
the present Inwf concerning clgnra and
clgutettes. This law fixes the tax on
elgars at f3 per 1,000 , on elgaiettea weigh
ing ICPS than three pounds per 1,000 at CO
cents per 1,000 , unit on cigarettes welKhlnir
more than three pounds per 1,0(0 nt ii per
1,000. Thu house bill changed this schedule
so us to Increase the tax on cigarettes
weighing less than thru * pounds to JIM per
1,000 , and tint senate bill changed this t-o as
to provide fora tax of $5 per 1,000 on utKain
and also on cigarettes neighing more than
three pounds , while the tax on cigarettes
of lighter welpht was put ut $ l per 1,000 on
those wrapped In paper , and ut CO cents on
those wrapped In tobacco.
Children and .Muti'hen ,
Flro yesterday afternoon damaged the res
idence of John Schlack , near Thirty-fourth
and California streets , to the extent of $300 ,
Children playing with matches tturlcd the
HAS SOME FtiNSY OLD LAWS
I . T
District of Columbia's Oodo is a Queer Oou-
gloineratio'ri'/of' ' / ' Statutes.
SNAGS THAT NEW LAWYERS ENCOUNTER
Old ami Long Forgotten 1'rovlnloiiH Sprung
from Time to Tlmo to Kntungle 1,111-
iind Itetard Justice
May Vet lie Collided.
WASHINGTON , March 17. ( Special to
The Bee. ) In connection with the Pollard-
Brecklnridge breach of promise trial lawyers
are discussing the laxity of laws governing
the morals of the District of Columbia.
While It Is pretty generally believed that
Colonel Brcckinrldgo will have a Judgment
entered against him In favor of Miss Pol
lard , It will create no especial surprise If
nearly all of the evldciicu should bo against
him and yet ho should escape. The laws
controlling the District of Columbia and
everything dierehi are full of conflict and In
When , more than a century ago , It be
came necessary to find some laws for the
Immediate government of the llttlo territory
of the District of Columbia , congress seemed
to reach out in every direction and grasp
everything that offered a suggestion. A
part of the old English code , fresh from the
lords who established Great Britain , and
sumo of the old blue laws of Maryland and
Virginia , were gathered together In a con
glomerate mass and adopted us u code for
the Dlstnst of Columbia , almost verbatim.
There were a great many features of these
laws which were Inapplicable , but no one
teemed to have the time or care or ability
to bring about proper modifications. For
Instance , there Is yet upon the statutes of
Maryland a very ancient law , which forbids
a slave owner feeding- his slaves oftencr
than so many times a week upon terrapin
and duck. Those two articles of food , which
are now so rare , were once moro than plenti
ful in Maryland ; they were a pest. No one
In that old stale has ever taken the trouble
to have the law repealed. There are many
other obsolete laws In force In Maryland.
Vim same Is truu In the District of Columbia.
Laws are almost dally unearthed which have
no earthly application , because the objects
and conditions for which they were adopted
have passed away. New lawyers are con
stantly being entrapped by these obsolete
laws through exhumations at the hands of
the old professionals.
HOW CAUSES ARE CONDUCTED.
Unwritten moro than jho written code gov
erns thu procedures lnt the courts here at
present. It reminds ono of n parlia
mentary body wlilqh 'attempts to proceed
before it adopts a cqdp of rules ; It must
proceed under ordinary parliamentary law.
It may bo said that thin Is strictly true of
the trial of causes here. The laws govern
ing the trials and the actions of the court
and upon which vprdlcfs are reached are
more the laws of states than the District of
Columbia , Many tlme efforts have been
made to have the great mass ot civil and
criminal laws for tt/ls / District codified , but
u parsimonious andfIndifferent congress has
refused to appropriate , , the few thousand
dollars to cover tho. expense , In spite of the
fact that thciu Is scarcely a week passes
when moro money l/i / n.o wasted or illegiti
mately wresteil from 1191110 Innocent person.
The Irregular con lltl'm of the laws Is the
secret of the great length of trials hero. It
will be recalled that the famous star route
trials In 18S1-2 covered , the better part of a
year. The best lawyers of the country wore
employed , and there was a constant series
of surprUos throughout the trial by the 1111-
furthtng at vague , Indefinite and obsolete
and Inconsistent laws. No sooner would one
expert find u law than another would dig up
ono to contradict or nullify It , In accept
ing one law congress had failed to repeal
another In conflict. This may be n charac
teristic of the Pollard-Brecklnrldgo trial be
fore It Is finally dUpot > ed of , for It is be
lieved'that whatever the verdict may be
at the hands of this Jury there will bo un
appeal or revival ot the cause. Lawyers
throughout the country will never forget
the length of the trial of Gulteau , who assas
sinated President Gnrfleltl. The way tha
lawyers Juggled the statutes and mixed up
the codes In the introduction ot expert tes
timony bearing upon the sanity of the pris
oner was iimazlng.
LAWS ARE LIKEWISE QUEER.
But aside from and above all this the laws
governing morals in the District ot Columbia
are strange. There are some of the lowest
and worst crimes In the calendar which
have no description In law here and which
uro not punishable. For Instance , a woman
may bo severely punished for a common
crime and yet the man who Is as guilty goes
scot free. There are laws to punish gam
ing and kindred crimes under certain con
ditions , but not under others : and of course
the offenders manage to have their offenses
come within the list of the undcscrlbed.
Another peculiar feature of the conditions
hero Is race prejudice and "social propriety. "
No ono appears to have ever heard of a
negro woman proceeding against a white
man for bastardy , assault , breach of mar-
rlago promise , or anything of that kind ;
and It Is improbable that It would avail any
thing for a female with a black face to at
tempt to recover anything from a whlto man
for any offense relating to her person or
social condition. Of course a whlto man
could not slander a black woman under thu
conditions. Then there is the feeling that
any woman who sesks damages for any of
fense affecting character or reputation must
prove lieriiclf to have been spotless and
even above suspicion , as anything reflecting
upon her character takes her out ot the pale
SENATE HAS NO TARIFF ORATORS.
Very unlike the debate In the house over
the Wilson tariff bill will be the ono In the
senate. It Is a lamentable fact that there Is
moro expert knowledge of the tariff In the
house than In the senate. There are no men
In the senate with the knowledge of the
tariff llko Burrows of Michigan , Dalzcll of
I'lttsburK and Gear of Iowa , republicans ,
and Wilson of West Virginia , Bryan of
Nebraska , Brecklnrldgo of Arkansas and
Johnson of Ohio , democrats. The only men
In the senate who claim to be expert In the
tariff are Sherman of Ohio and Aldrich of
Rhode Island , republicans , and McPhcrson
of New Jersey and Mills of Texas , democrats.
Not a slnglo ono of the senators on cither
side of the chamber , excepting1 possibly
Messrs. Aldrich and Smith , the latter of New-
Jersey , have practical knowledge of the
operation of a tariff law. These two men
have Interest In manufactures , and they have
knowledge of the exact extent which a tariff
will protect certain articles ; but neither of
them have given the subject tha study of
McKlnley , Dalzell or Burrows. Neither of
these men are good debaters. In the sense
that they are Impressive orators or have the
gift of language sufficient to create an ex
pression by the expounding of any special
Information , The tariff experts In the house
uro all good speakers. Mr. Bynum of In
diana , for Instance , made a special etudy of
the glahs , Iron , tin plate and ono or two
other Industries which have largo Interests
In his district , and hcnlg a fluent speaker
ho was able to glvo some attention to local
Interests. Plckler of South Dakota and Hen
derson of Iowa studied closely the farming
Interests as they are affected by a tariff ,
and were enabled to Intelligently debate
featmes of tlm bill relating to farm products.
The Wisconsin and Michigan mon had
direct knowledge of the effect of the tariff
upon lumber and Iron Interests , because
they were located In their own districts ;
but men representing these states In the ten-
ate know very little about those Interests , and
If they did they would not be able to defend
It would seem that a senator after long
years of service becomes so general In his
abilities and character and spreads over so
much territory that ho Is utterly unable
to give proper attention to local Interests ,
lie may bo a manufacturer and when ho
comes to the senate have enough practical
knowledge ot the tariff to bo of great serv
ice in that discussion , If It should boon come
up ; but gradually ho drifts away from that
specialty and studies questions foreign to his
own state , Senator Sherman Is undoubt
edly the greatest financier of the age , yet
there are mon In the house who , upon their
ilrnt term , know moro about the wool In-
duury of Ohio or lake or river navigation
than the great financier ever thought ot
knowing , and when It comes to rendering
upcclflc bervlce to the Interest of his state
he U not nearly as efficient as any ono of
the members of the house from Ohio , So
It goes down through the list. The specific
knowledge of affairs and the ability to pro
tect homo industries are with the men In
the bonne. While the tariff debate In the
senate may and doubtless will take a wide
range and occupy much time It will be more
or less perfunctory. There will be little
done In the direction of Improving Internal
Niivul I'orro In Southern \Vutnri.
iVASIHNQTON , March 17.-A cablegram
was received at the Navy department this
afternoon from Admiral Benham at Rio ,
stating that his flagship , the San Franclbco ,
was taking on coal preparatory to starting
for Illucflelils , Nicaragua. It was also
stated that the Detroit would sail for the
United States ns soon as she can bo made
ready. She will bring the cadets from the
Charleston who must report at Annapolis
for their final examinations In May. The
Detroit will como directly to Hampton Roads ,
Va. , and will bo put out of commission
preparatory to undergoing certain alterations
In her battery and otherwise to Increase
her stability , as recommended by the naval
board having the matter In charge. When
the San Francisco and Detroit shall have
sailed there will bo left at Rio the Now
York and Charleston with the Newark at
Montevideo within easy reach.
How thu Hill Will Work.
WASHINGTON , March 17. The practical
working of the army appropriation bill , ns It
was agreed on yesterday , will be exemplified
when General Howard reaches the ago of
retirement a few Tnonths hence. It will
leave Generals Schoflcld and Miles as the
two major generals , with the former ranking
as brevet lieutenant general. This will ter
minate , however , In September , 1895 , when
General Schofleld reaches the ago of retire
ment. At that tlmo the new law , If enacted ,
will bo of special benefit to him , ns ho will
ba retired at three-fourths of the pay of a
lieutenant general of $7,875 Instead of three-
fourths of the pay ot his present rank , which
would bo $5C95. After General Schofleld'c
retirement General Miles becomes brevet
lieutenant general and President Cleveland
will then bo called upon to call a new major
general from the six brigadier generals In
the service. This condition of the service
will continue for some years , as Genernl
Miles has considerable service bcforo reach
ing the ago of retirement.
WASHINGTON , March 17. Representa
tive Wilson of Washington Is making In
quiries us to a contract which the Ticnsury
department Is said to have made with n
British coal company for supplylnij $100,000
worth of coal to the United States vessels
which will patrol the Bering sea. Mr. Wil
son icgards the contract as a discrimina
tion favorable to British Interests , and ho
say.s It Is cpeclally objectionable In view of
the American contention with Gicat Britain
over the Beringsea. .
Mr. Wilson has nnofllclal Information
that the contract was made with the mines
on Vancouver Island , although there are
said to be abundant coal supplies in the
1'uget wound country.
: .i rniit FOUKV.ISTH.
Light Bhons Will Full anil It Will IIo
Slightly Colder In NcbniHku Today.
WASHINGTON , March 17. For Nebraska
and Kansas Threatening weather , with
light showers In eastern portion ; slightly
cooler ; northwest winds.
For South Dakota Generally fair ; slightly
cooler In cant portion ; north winds.
For Iowa Threatening weather , with light
shov/eni In east portion ; cooler ; winds becom
For Missouri Threatening weather with
light showers In northeast portion ; slightly
cooler ; variable winds.
OFFICKOPTIIK WIUTUISII HUIIE.IU. OMAIU ,
March 17. Omaha record of tomporuturo and
ralnfullcomp.ircd with oorroipondlns day of
past four years :
1891. 1803. 1B02. 1HOI.
Maximum tomporatnro Ht = > L''iS 1112 H JS
Minimum taiiiparulme. QUS lo us ; iU2
Averairo tunipuratnie. . 70 = > iilo 14 = & 03
Precipitation 00 .01 T .00
Statement showing the condition of tain-
porntiiroaiU prauipltutlon ut Omuha for the
Uay and slnco March 1 , 18XJ :
Normal tBiuporaturo ace
Kxcen fur the dnv H4O
Kxuvidslnco March I li&'jc
Normul proclulutlou 04 Inch
Uullcltmry for the day 01 Inch
Pullclency ulneu.Murou 1 If ) Inch
"T" Indicates trauo.
OKOHGi : K. HUNT. Local rorccatt Official.
Hlmply on a Sprrr.
The disappearance of Treasurer Goodwin
of the Cralgcn-Pauldlng company seems to
bo explained by the fact that ho simply went
oft on a spree ,
'After leaving Boyd'a theater Wednesday
night he went with others to Kilkenny's a-
loon and was there until midnight. He up-
pcured to be much under the influence of
liquor. Friday evening he was with Charles
Stevens und Mr. Lund drinking at Fritz
Wlrth'H. Ho WM Ihim drinking ( rculy.
BRUTAL HUSBAND'S ' CRIME i
Bartender John Tobin's ' Unnatural Treat *
ment of His Unfortunate Helpmeet , ,
BEATEN AND KICKED TILL NEARLY DEAD
A Vo in u n AHflaultfil nt Homo } > y the Drunken ,
Head of the House Who Only le-
slfttcil When Ho Thought Ho
WIIH n Murderer.
A report that a woman was cut to pieces
at Ninth and Bancroft streets called tha
patrol wagon there last evening at 7 o'clock.
The report was slightly exaggerated , however - '
over , notwithstanding the woman was seri
ously hurt and she may bo a lifelong suf
ferer from her Injuries.
James Tobln , who lives at 231C South Ninth
street , wont to his homo last evening about
6 o'clock in an Intoxicated condition anil
went to sleep on the lounge. Ills wlfo and ,
her sister , n Mrs. Carlton , were about to' '
sit down to supper and anked him to do
likewise. They imw ho was In un ugly ,
mood and did not say much to him. At
this ho took offcnso and began using nbimlva
language toward both his wlfo and her sis
ter. They said nothing and soon ho seized
the wrist of Mrs. Carlton rather forcibly ,
and caused her to scream , This alarmed
Mrs. Tobln and she arose to assist her uls
When Tobln saw this ho got up and first
attacking the woman he held In his grasp ,
ho knocked her down and after who was la
a prostrate position ho gave her a blow that
broke out four of her teeth. Her screams
attracted the attention of neighbors and
then Mrs. Tobln Interfered.
Tobln wan not long disposing of her. IIo
slapped her In the face , then beat her over
the head and finally knocked her almost
senseless to the floor. Ho then struck her ,
repeatedly In the face and over the head.
She began to bleed and this Deemed to whet
his appetite for blood , and when his already ,
helpless wlfo was struggling to regain her
feet ho kicked her In the Btomach , This
settled It. She could not speak and It wan
thought Bho had been killed , and this was
the reason of the report.
Neighbors began flocking In and Tobln left
the IIOUBO and has not yet been arrested.
About ten minutes after the kicking had
been administered Mrs. Tobln was taken
with a hemorrhage. Dr , Kommervlllo wan
called and made un examination of the
woman's Injuries. IIo said they were very ,
Tobln dors not bear an excellent reputa
tion as to his thrift. Ho was nt ono time n ,
bartender , but that was n year or twd ago ,
and ho has done absolutely nothing blnce.
Ho has been supported by his wlfo.
Kho Hud Him .lulled.
Yesterday A , I'ctcrs , Fourteenth and Junca
streets , acquired some money and bccnma
drunk. Ho went to his homo and wont to
bed. His wlfo arrived a few iNamonts later.
Ho attempted to get up and she -xd ! him to
stay where ho was. Ho said ho ) ) & < Homo-
thing to toll her and ho was going to t\ll her
In n way shu would not soon forget. pimp
ing tip ho struck her In the face a coupot
times and she ran Hcrcumlng Into thu street ,
film did not stop , but wont iitralghtway to
the police station and asked to have him ar
rested , She then foolishly returned to thu
house , where ho struck her again. Ho wax
arrested and oho remained nt the station for
half an hour , crying ami begging the pollen
not to let him out during thu night. 1'ctem
Is a blacksmith when ho works , but of Into
Mrs. I'eters lian been doing alt the support *
Ing that was dono.
Arrested in Train Itohlirrn.
GEORGETOWN , Tex. , March 17 Thre
Georgetown boys , Toss Dover , Nate Dover
and Von Evans , have been arrentcd charged
with the attempted robbery of the Inter
national & Great Northern train at I'alinf
Valley last Monday night. The urrenlu
were made on Information given thu olllceru
by Billy Mayflcld , whom thu suspects tried
to murder last night , The officers are con
fident that but for the reports published
the attempt to rob thu train at I'alm Valley ,
would have been repeated the next train
after the attempt was foiled and thu wholu
gang easily captured , The prlnoncrit ur
young men and unmarried and belong to
fumlUe * ,